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Local Food System Gets Dating Service

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A non-profit plays match maker between local growers and chefs.

The farmer and chef speed dating was put on by the Western Sustainability Exchange, a non-profit that works to conserve land in the west.

During the 10-minute speed dating sessions, local farmers and ranchers had the opportunity to meet with chefs and talk about how they can help each other out.

"It's challenging to do local foods in a restaurant, but it's very possible," said Annie Conley, Western Sustainability Exchange Marketing Connection Program Director. "It just takes a collaboration to make it all work."

The next "Speed-dating" session will take place in Billings on April 22.